Madison polling places running out of ink!

Election clerks report run on ballpoint pens! 

Madison election officials put out a mid-morning call for citizens to donate their unused writing instruments this election day, signaling that a certain write-in campaign for school board was overwhelming city resources.

“We’ll take your old Bics, Parker fountain pens, Crayolas, sidewalk chalk, what have you,” said Madison City Clerk Maribeth Wetzel-Behl. “We’re so desperate we’ll even take #3 pencils. Our clerks tell me they’re seeing more ballot scribbling than seniors’ memoirs writing class.”

Semi-trucks were seen leaving Office Depot warehouse bound for Madison schools and churches today. A tanker truck of ink was bound to Madison from ink wells in Oklahoma.

This is certain to provoke liberals,” WI State Journal editorial editor Quint Milfred warned.

NORTH: Battery – 11:55 a.m. 04-04-22 — Officers responded to a disturbance at Sherman Middle School.  The suspect (13-year-old female) was involved in a physical altercation with a staff member.  The suspect kicked a classroom window.  The suspect was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting arrest

Recycle this!

Your green good deed is going to cost you more. The City of Madison is preparing a new tax on recycling. The proposed “resource recovery special charge” would be collected as part of the municipal service bill, due every year on October 1. (The proposed ordinance here.)

Common Council would set fee every year but expected to raise $1.5 million this year and $3 million next. Sponsored by the mayor and Alds. Keith Furman, Patrick Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, and Regina M. Vidaver.

It’s on top of $40 vehicle registration fee, also known as a wheel tax. Fees allow the city to claim it’s holding the line on the property tax. Tell off the mayor here; Pull the alders chain here.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: City says its costs keep increasing. So do our taxes.

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16 Responses to Madison polling places running out of ink!

  1. One eye says:

    The “pull alders chain” link goes to the Mayor’s email.

    I’d rather they reduce pickup frequency. Or start charging at the drop off sites. Or start re-selling at the drop off sites. Seems like creative solutions are never considered. O Dreckmann, where art thou?


  2. Kevin Wymore Wymore says:

    Couldn’t they sell corporate sponsorships to the recycling site? Like Waste Management Park?

    I know, there’s that pesky capitalism again.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. One eye says:

    There’s some “Never Blaska” peeps out on reddit today. They seem to think school uniforms, the pledge of allegiance and corporal punishment will go into effect forthwith if Blaska wins.

    Geez most of us would be happy with a change to the cell phone policy.

    Good luck DB. We don’t agree on everything but I admire your brass balls.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. coolkevs says:

    At least one vote for Blaska from Westmorland, number 132 at 10 am. Along with a write-in for Uhura against Nichelle

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      The Gotch did likewise for Blaska @Sequoyia Library, where he also voted for Laura Simkin AND wrote in himself instead of voting for despicable Lefty Everett No_Bail_For_Thugs Mitchell.

      Everyone was wearing a mask but him.

      To quote JM @EA: “in a state where health officials have said masks are unnecessary—and I assume you know that masks like the one you’re wearing provide no protection at all—you are wearing it anyway to show you believe in science, though ‘scientists’ have been wrong and misleading repeatedly regarding the pandemic, and every scientist agrees that masking in your current situation is pointless.”

      Masks are, to quote his refreshingly blunt farming clients, “like t!ts on a boar;” a Virtue-Signaling Yard Sign Lefty can take with them anywhere (like a child’s security p!$$ blanket) to show everyone they’re Dialed In.

      The Gotch

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  5. Lynn stock says:

    David I have emptied my junk drawer all my pens are heading your way. Your Iowa family is cheering you on. God bless and may the force be with you

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Balboa says:

    David if you actually pull off a victory are you ready to go, do you have your team of advisors all picked and willing meet you needs at any hour of the day or night? Will you be able to stay awake for all your eleventh hour meetings. Do you have IT security and forensic team of your own, in place so that when accused of let’s say not wearing pants or saying racist, sexist, homophobic comments during meeting you can prove you are innocent?

    good luck today

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  7. pANTIFArts says:

    Re: the Recycle Tax,

    This tax will NOT apply to drive in recycling centers, and thus, will NOT affect Madison citizens who supplement their incomes by recycling brass from city streets, sidewalks, parks, and other public areas.


    • Madtownforsure says:

      This use to be revenue for city of Madison . Nice to see the trash pile up on the side streets with their new policy to let city know what you have at the curb. Also, it was nice to see the power of election officials to remove those pesky D and R in front of all of those names on the ballot though. And, I’ll beamned, the machine was actually working this time, wasn’t in 2020 and 2021 spring elections. Speedy fix.


  8. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Posted to Caffinated Politics:

    Veddy IntereSTINK!! (that front page) Should’ve gotten you some site traffic and Blaska some votes.

    Could’ve been either a backdoor endorsement of Blaska, or a gutlessly soft-pedaled “paralyzed a the fear of the wrath of the Loudest Voices” repudiation of the irredeemable failure that is Muldrow; maybe a little of both.

    Again, H/T to both you & Mayor Dave for having the stones to stick your necks out!

    The Gotch


  9. Madtownforsure says:

    By the way take a peek at your local drop off site at themonster pile of hard plastics that China no longer takes for recycling. Instead of making products out of metal which isn’t made from oil these smart folks pushed the oil products on us decades ago. Metal is recycled easy Peary, and it will rust away unlike the hard plastics. Made fools out of the peopleagain.


    • Bob says:

      The problem is that the people pushing recycling (plastics) have no end use of the product. Years ago I told people at the City that they had to show people end uses for recycled plastic to make it work but was told it wasn’t their job. I suggested picnic table boards for the parks, side boards for dump truck boxes to name a few. I guess we need more black garbage bags to make from recycled plastic.


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